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July 16, 2005 Archives

What a difference a year makes

posted by awelborn

Long-time readers know of our zoo adventures around the country, beginning right here in The Fort. Our zoo is relatively small, but quite good and child-friendly (i.e. exhausting but not overwhelming) Snagging ourselves a very reasonably priced family membership we […]


posted by awelborn

From Rich Leonardi…a good church in Chicago, with a decent schola being a plus. Of course. I recommended this place, but if there’s someplace closer to where he is this weekend, he’d appreciate the recommendation.

More from Houston

posted by awelborn

A story on the Spanish-language services at Osteen’s Houston church His (Not Osteen – the Spanish-language pastor’s) sermons, he said, are geared for a Hispanic audience, with references to soccer or Telemundo television stars. Witt has even shown clips from […]

Dame Cicely

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An obituary for Dame Cicely Saunders, a founder of the hospice movement. Wesley Smith remarks: Ralph Nader once said that it is a sign of our times that Jack Kevorkian is the most famous doctor in the world. It should […]

Previous Posts

There is nothing I shall want
A couple of weeks ago, a memorial Mass for Michael was held here in Birmingham at the Cathedral. The bishop presided and offered a very nice, even charming homily in which he first focused on the Scripture readings of the day, and then turned to Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as on

posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
Why am I the only person I know..or even "know" in the Internet sense of "knowing"  - who didn't hate it? I didn't love it, either. There was a lot wrong with it. Weak characterization. Miscasting. Anvil-wielding mentally ill prophets.But here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Books for Lent
No, I'm not going to ask you about your Lenten reading lists...although I might.Not today, though. This post is about giving books to others. For Lent, and a long time after that. You know how it goes during Lent: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, right?Well, here's a worthy recipient for your hard-

posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
How about....because I'm lame and hate thinking up titles to things? No? about...St. Benedict? Yes, yes, I know the association with Anglicanism. That wasn't invovled in my purpose in naming the joint, but if draws some Googling Episcopalians, all the better.To tell the truth, you can bl

posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Brave Heart?
I don't know about you, but one of effects of childbirth on me was a compulsion to spill the details. All of them.The whole thing was fascinating to me, so of course I assumed everyone else should be fascinated as well in the recounting of every minute of labor, describing the intensity of discomfor

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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